First-time entrant Kossle™ (SarawakJobs.com | SabahJobs.com | JobsBrunei.com | KalimantanJobs.com) clinched the Gold Award for the “Best Website by a Media Owner” at the Spark Awards 2017 with Silver and Bronze going to AsiaOne.com (Singapore Press Holdings) and GRVTY Media (Vulcan Post) respectively.
The Annual Spark Awards Ceremony (2017) was held at InterContinental Singapore on Friday (Aug 18) in front of the best and brightest media solution providers in the region. Organised by Marketing Magazine, the Spark Awards is an exceptional platform for media owners and solution providers in every vertical to showcase their innovation, effectiveness, and value proposition to advertisers, agencies and clients.
SarawakJobs.com is the premier leading online jobsite in Sarawak Malaysia, with the objective of simplifying the connection between local Job Seekers and Employers; Working closely with state government, tertiary institutions and industries to boost work opportunities for graduates and job seekers locally.
Beginning 2013, the website was given a complete overhaul by Web Development company (Kuching.cc) which includes New Interface, Branding, Logos, Jobseeker Resources and mobile Apps.
SarawakJobs.com collaborated with more than 20 local tertiary institutions and conducted the inaugural Sarawak Salary Survey (2015-2016). The Salary Survey Report 2015-2016 proved to be important findings such as salary guideline and Top Job Sectors in Sarawak and released by local press.
Today, the team continues to enhance users’ usability and accessibility while maintaining the aesthetics of the websites. Apart from facilitating localized job search, job-related resources and information, they prioritize on user communication and proactive feedbacks which are channeled back into websites enhancement design-development process.
The adaption of a localization strategy had strengthen the expansion from Sarawak (SarawakJobs.com) into Sabah (SabahJobs.com), Brunei (JobsBrunei.com) & Kalimantan (KalimantanJobs.com). Currently, the jobsites generate over 1.5 million page-views monthly and caters to 400,000 active jobseekers within the region.
Ms Pamela Lee, Operations Officer at Kossle™, said: “Winning this award is a recognition of the Team’s hard work over the past few years of relentless efforts in improving our products and services to better serve Job Seekers and Employers.”
Mr Lee, Director at Kossle™ noted: ” The most fulfilling part of our Job is to be able to witness local Talents gaining employment through our portal and employers filling their vacancies through our services. This award goes to everyone in our Team as we are proud to be able to compete against the very best in the region.”
There were over 240 entries across all 29 categories with Entries from Entries were also received from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia, New Zealand and India. The entries were Judged by 18 influential agencies and media experts within the Region.